Fire guts Katsina central market

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Katsina Central Market

A fire outbreak has destroyed goods and properties worth millions of naira at the famous Katsina Central Market on Monday morning.

An eyewitness and one of the shop owners said that shops numbering over 100 were burnt.

He added that items destroyed in his shop include provisions, foodstuffs in large quantities, and books.

According to the trader, the fire started from the Unity Bank located in heart of the market at about 7:30 a.m., and it further spread to other stalls.

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“The inferno was not caused by anything but an act of Almighty Allah, it all starts from one shop and spread across to about thousand shops. My shop boy was the first to inform me of the incident,” he added.

Another trader in the market attributed the fire to the explosion from gas cylinders sold in one of the shops.

The trader said further that a loud noise like that of an explosion was heard when the fire started..